Torah Pearls #44 – Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22)

Torah-Pearls-44-Deuteronomy-01-DevarimThis episode of The Original Torah Pearls is on the Torah portion of Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22). The trio begins by noting how the Greek mistranslation of the title of Devarim as “Deuteronomy” muddles its meaning. With the book’s title settled, a puzzle appears in the very first verse: How could Moses have spoken from the “east side” of the Jordan? And the hits just keep on coming as they expound on giants and ghosts; on which is worse—a thief in the night or a highway robber; on the one thing that could not be found in all of Canaan, and exactly whose idea was this anyway? Gordon closes with an example from the Portion of the über-diligence of the scribes who preserved these wonders for us.

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14 thoughts on “Torah Pearls #44 – Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22)

  1. Greetings and Blessings,
    I am confused about the Law of Mose,s, is it not YAH Law or is it Mose’s Law? Are they not one?

  2. Five loaves and two fishes, yes 5 loaves Torah, the bread of life, and fish from Genesis received a blessing of multiplication, also eating of fish is for blessing of sons. Yeshua multiplies sons of Elohim through breaking of bread.

  3. Studying Ancient Near Eastern Covenants, we find that it may be necessary to re new a Covenant, reason clearly is a new leaders Joshua, and new purpose, they are now entering the promised land. In Covenant renewal, you give a brief history of events covered in the original covenant; to give continuity to the 2nd or renewal, at a renewal time;addional can be added (called adendum) laws that pertain to the next purpose which is living in the land.

  4. I wished you would have discussed the verses commanding us to commit genocide, specifically Deut 2:32 And we conquered all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed every city, the men, women, and the young children; we left over no survivor. And Deut Deut 3:6 And we utterly destroyed them as we did to Sihon, king of Heshbon, utterly destroying every city, the men, the women, and the young children.
    I am so disturbed by these verses, and even more so that it wasn’t addressed in your commentary. Are you peace with those verses?

  5. SHALOM,

    I am VERY excited to start the book of Devarim with Nehemia, Keith and the other gentlemen. My life transformed after hearing Nehemia’s messages few months ago.

    In one lesson, Nehemia mentioned Devarim 13 which made me examine this passage in its context. Which amongst other things lead to my conversion to Kararite Judaism. I have been in the book of Devarim ever since.

    Your ministry is a blessing to me. I am super excited to follow your teachings here. I have been studying this book for a few months and feel super blessed that I can chime in on the discussion with you all. I have a few questions/comments I would like to bounce of you guys for my learning and hopefully the group.

    You addressed my first question in the audio but I still need clarification in regards to the phrase that I see in English translations as “today” or “this day”.

    For example Moses discusses the past history of the Yisraelites. How YHVH was upset with the initial group. Getting to the point, this book appears to have an emphasis on the instructions written here. “Today I set before life and death”. I interpret it like he is saying “these are things you need to do that I’m telling you right now”.

    Examples:
    Dev 4:8,4:26,4:40,5:1,6:6, 7:11,8:1,10:13,11:8 there are more but hopefully you see what I’m asking?

    In my reading it seems as there is a distinction between what happens before and the specific day he is preaching these words to Yisrael. They received water from the rocks and quails and all that stopped when they got into the land, correct?

    To me, Moses seems to be saying , pay specific instructions to what I’m telling you today. Is that inaccurate ? Could you help me understand if it is or is not? Thanks

    • There are things in Deuteronomy that give us instructions for the future generations, in contrast to commandments for specific situations. For example, the details of the Passover sacrifice in Egypt were not the same as the Passover sacrifice in the future in Deuteronomy 16. Specifically, in Egypt it had to brought wherever you lived, but in the future generations in Dt 16, it had to be brought in the chosen place only. Leviticus 17 vs. Deuteronomy 12 is another example of the reality of the desert vs. the commandment for the future generations.

  6. Father God directed me to this page thru another of your subscribers not one hour after i had been studying about what the significance of pearls and rebuilding the spiritual walls of my city like Nehemiah had in common!!! Praise Yahweh and His son Yeshua ha Mashiach!!!!! BLESSINGS, BLESSINGS, BLESSINGS TO YOU!!!!!!!

  7. Greetings from Norway!
    Love the Torah Pearls, you challenge and make me think, I have come to learn that with out the Torah, there is nothing. Keep up the good work guys!

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